• Cañon City Councilman Kevin Ditmore has died

    By Carie Canterbury, The Daily Record
    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Council members, city officials and visitors to the Cañon City Public Works Committee paused Wednesday for a moment of silence when they received news that Councilman Kevin Ditmore had died after a recent illness. Ditmore, 57, was elected in November 2013 as the District 2 council...

  • Mowle reappointed as El Paso County Public Trustee

    By name newspaper -
    Published: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Gov. John Hickenlooper has reappointed Tom Mowle as El Paso County Public Trustee, the governor's office announced Thursday. Mowle's term will run through Feb. 1, 2019. Mowle, 49 and a retired Air Force major, has served as Public Trustee since February 2008, when he was appointed by...

  • Colorado GOP blocks funding for immigrant driver's licenses

    By Ivan Moreno, Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    DENVER — Democrats who pushed to get driver's licenses for Colorado immigrants regardless of their legal status are outraged over a Republican vote to block access to funds for the program. The issue is a reminder to Democrats of the power they lost in November when Republicans took...

  • Colorado may order new health exchange review

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    DENVER — Colorado is headed toward giving its health insurance exchange its deepest review yet. Democrats have stopped opposing an expanded audit for Connect For Health Colorado. A bill to order the audit cleared a Senate committee 5-0 Wednesday, with three Republicans and two...

  • Colorado rejects legal clarification for same-sex unions

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    DENVER — Colorado won't address some legal questions about same-sex unions until there's a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage. A Republican-controlled Senate committee voted 3-2 Wednesday to reject a bill clarifying aspects of Colorado's civil-unions law. Colorado...

  • Residents come together in plea to fill Palmer Lake

    By RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    The towns of Palmer Lake and Monument are in a gridlock over 21.8 million gallons of water, a bitter debate that could pit the towns against each other in court. Palmer Lake residents, desperate to use the water to save their dry lake, thronged Monument's Tuesday evening board of...

  • Colorado politicians react to State of the Union speech; Lamborn calls Obama 'Santa Claus'

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    REACTION IN COLORADO Here is a sampling of the Colorado politicians' reaction to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night: "The president highlighted Colorado and the innovative work taking place in our state. The Orion program, with technology developed...

  • Obama in State of the Union: Tax wealthy, help middle class

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    WASHINGTON — Refusing to bend to the new Republican Congress, President Barack Obama unveiled Tuesday night an ambitious State of the Union agenda steeped in Democratic priorities, including tax increases on the wealthy, education and child care help for the middle class and a torrent...

  • Colorado starting over on medical marijuana rules

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    DENVER — A marijuana fight is headed back to the Colorado statehouse. A panel of state senators voted Tuesday to scrap most of the administration's plans to change Colorado's rules regulating how medical marijuana is grown and sold. The vote came in a hearing called to renew the...

  • FACT CHECK: Obama claims credit for an incomplete recovery in State of the Union address

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    EDITOR'S NOTE: An occasional look at political claims that take shortcuts with the facts or don't tell the full story WASHINGTON — The U.S. may not have "risen from recession" quite as rousingly as President Barack Obama suggested in his State of the Union speech Tuesday night. Seven...

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